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2 RMLI October 1917


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They were at Passchendaele with 63 Division,on the left flank of an attack on the Passchendaele Ridge, were deluged with gas and HE shells,and when the attack kicked off they ran into a series of machine gun nests and deep mud,failed to keep up with the creeping barrage and lost a lot of troops.

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They were somewhere around the Line from Poelcappelle to Varlet Farm. The action of 26th/28th Oct 1917 is one of the most famous actions in the history of the RND.

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Where were 2 RMLI in October 1917 and specifically on 26th Oct? What were they doing?

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They were to pass through 1/RMLI on a 2 company front 'A' on right 'C' on the left, 'B' in reserve 'D' carrying. 800 yds frontage with the main strength opposite the concrete positions at V28a 9.9.

Objectives: capture and garrison 5 organised shell holes at V27b 7.6; 8 organised shell holes at V27b 6.7; Sourd Farm and a concrete position at V28a 9.9

Assembly point: line 150 yds east of Burns House - Vacher Farm Road. They were to pass through 1/RMLI at 6.30am and move forward with the barrage at 7.36am.

Casualties 391

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